The Benefits of Yoga
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The Benefits of Yoga

A semi-factual guide to persuade you to try yoga.

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is pretty great for your body. This is a proven fact. Yoga is the shit. That is my opinion. Now you will find out both how yoga is good for you as well as how yoga is the shit, from me. It’ll be fun. Also, it’s up to you to decide whether you’re reading factual evidence or brain vomit puked out by yours truly.

It helps with mental ailments and illnesses

Both children and adults are affected with physical mental illnesses. Yoga can be used as a tool to combat stress or anger. It improves coordination. It’s proven to increase confidence. It has just as many cognitive benefits as it does physical benefits. Because science.


It helps you focus

As long as you put in the effort to focus, yoga will help you focus. If you find yourself having a crazy stressful day or just need to unwind before bed, yoga is there to help.


Yoga won’t break your heart

Yoga won’t give you an F or steal your boyfriend. FACT. Actually, yoga can help you get over stuff like that. Refer to reason 1 plz.


It makes your tummy feel better

You know that terrible bloated feeling you get after a long day of eating? (No ragrets; pizza=life) Yeah, well twisty yoga helps aid in digestion as well as detoxification.

*Seriously, it works and it’s weird. Gotta try it sometime, because you’ll feel relief the second your practice is done.

**Twisty yoga has an official name, but why would I do research?


It helps you set goals

At the beginning of each yoga practice, your yogi will give you a moment to set an intention. Whether your intention is to not punch a wall, or successfully do baby grasshopper pose, or even just to stay focused; the more you practice yoga, the more goals you will meet by setting intentions.


Yoga builds muscle

Consistently practicing yoga will cause you to notice some pretty kick ass changes in your body. Maybe you lose a little weight. You will gain muscle though. Yoga ain’t easy, and if you give it your all, it will reward you.


It makes you stretchy

Yoga is basically a ton of stretching. You may start out barely being able to do the ‘easy’ poses and within a few weeks or months you’ll be a different person. There will be a moment when you say to yourself, “My leg can’t go over there.” And then it goes there. It’s like magic, but not. Because it’s yoga.


Yoga is my favorite thing to do lately. I have been practicing yoga for over 5 years now and these benefits still effect me positively. Yoga helps children and adults with ADHD, PTSD, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, and so much more. So maybe yoga can help you, too :).

Interested? This is my favorite yogi's youtube page and she's great because she has a video for ANYTHING.


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